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Feel confident starting at Western by participating in free summer transition programs, designed to help you thrive in first year.
- Visit Western’s campus to meet fellow students in your program and discover your individual strengths. Overnight options are available!
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- Catch up on foundational math, science, writing and research concepts that you will use in your first-year classes.
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First Year Courses
For a complete list of First Year courses at Western, See the Courses page in the Academic Calendar and filter for 1000-1999 level courses. Not all courses listed in the Academic Calendar are offered each Fall/Winter session.
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If you are a Main Campus student, you:
- cannot enrol in an Affiliated University College course if the same course is also taught at Main Campus;
- cannot enrol in more than 1.0 course per session at an Affiliated University College
If you are a part-time student, and are taking only one course, you cannot take the course at an Affiliated University College.
- Foods and Nutrition students may take more than 1.0 Human Ecology, Foods and Nutrition, or Family Studies and Human Development course at an Affiliated University College.
- First Year students who are taking Social Work 1025A/B and Social Work 1026A/B in partial fulfilment of the admission requirements for the Social Work program .
- In September, you may ask the Dean's Office of your Faculty for special permission that grants you an exception to this regulation.
See Course Suffixes in the Academic Calendar for a full explanation of courses suffixes, their corresponding course weights and when they may be offered (e.g. A, B, E, F, G).
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- Compare antirequisite information of all your course selections
- Keep track of antirequisites so you do not risk losing credit for a course
- Access to Courses : There may be extra enrollment conditions that restrict or delay your access to register in courses. These conditions are referred to as enrollment constraints. Refer to the Notes section in Draft My Schedule or when registering for a course to review the enrollment conditions for the course. Refer to the Enrollment Conditions/Enrollment Constraints section on the Register in Fall/Winter Courses section for more details.
- First Year Requirements : See Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees in the Western Academic Calendar for an explanation of the First Year Program as well as overall Breadth Requirements necessary for Graduation.
- Essay v. Non-Essay courses : As part of your eventual graduation requirements, you will also be required to take essay courses. See Graduation Requirements for Essay course requirements for the degree.
- Module/Program requirements (admission, course, and progression): Now that you know generally what you need to take in first year, review Modules and Programs offered at Western to narrow down the courses you will need to take as part of their admission requirements.
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After your enrollment appointment begins, you can continue to register in courses until the end of the Fall/Winter course registration period (last day to add a course) .
You are strongly encouraged to participate in Summer Academic Orientation (SAO). It is a free virtual program to assist incoming students with their course selection, help answer questions about programs and services on campus, and support you in feeling confident to thrive during your time at Western.
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- Priority Enrollment Period
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See the Intent to Register (ITR) for Fall/Winter section for further details.
If you have missed the deadline to submit your ITR online, refer to the chart available in the Intent to Register tab under Progression on the Grades, Progression and Graduation page for Fall/Winter for next steps.
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To gain access to information about your current academic situation, get familiar with the Student Centre .
Step 2: degree audit
Print your web academic report from Student Centre. If you have no special permissions or transfer credits on your record, run a degree audit.
- Go to http://student.uwo.ca
- Under "Documentation" click "Web Academic Report."
Step 3: module check
- Print off the module checklist for each of your modules (e.g., Major in History, Minor in English).
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- Check your modular and cumulative averages. For information on modular and cumulative averages, click here .
- If you still have questions, come see an Academic Counsellor.
- Now that you have completed your module check, go to Step 4.
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- Print off the Quick B.A. checklist from here .
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- Do you have at least 5.0 and not more than 7.0 first year credits (old numbers 001-099; new numbers 0001-1999)?
- Do you meet the breadth requirement (at least 1.0 credit each from Categories A, B and C; at least two categories represented in your first year courses)?
- Do you meet the essay requirement (2.0 designated essay courses, including one at the 2000 level or above)?
- Note that you need a minimum of 15.0 total credits to complete a 3 year BA and a minimum of 20.0 total credits to complete a 4 year BA or a BMOS degree.
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When and How to Apply
How do i apply, before i apply, can i submit transcripts to schulich medicine to find out if i meet the admission requirement.
No. The Admissions Office does not pre-assess transcripts or review documents before receiving an application through OMSAS. We are more than happy to answer questions about our admission requirements so that applicants can better determine if they meet the minimum requirements.
Does Schulich Medicine have more than one application per year for entry into the MD Program?
No. Please refer to the important dates listed on the OMSAS website .
What is the deadline for Admission to the MD Program?
The deadline to submit an application is set by OMSAS. Please visit the OMSAS Important Dates webpage.
What are the admission requirements to apply to the schulich medicine md program.
To be eligible to apply to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program, applicants must meet each of the following academic admission requirements:
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada at the time of application.
- Have completed, or be in the final year of, a program leading to a four-year undergraduate degree at a recognized university, and expect to obtain your degree by June 30 of the academic year in which application is being made. If currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, you must be in the final year of your program.
- Year 1: three of five course equivalents at or above the first-year level.
- Year 2: three of five course equivalents at or above the second-year level.
- Year 3, 4 or additional undergraduate years: three of five full course equivalents at or above the third year level.
Application to Schulich Medicine is very competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.
Is there a quota for 'in province' applicants, or a separate pool for ‘out of province’ applicants?
No. All applicants must meet the same admission requirements and will be considered equally regardless of their province of residence.
Are applicants who have a degree from Western preferred?
No. We do not give preference to Western students. The institution granting the degree will not have an impact on your application.
I am a part-time undergraduate student. Can I apply to the MD Program?
Yes. Applicants can attend university part-time and still be considered for admission to the MD Program. However, to meet the GPA requirement applicants must spend at least two years in full-time study during which they take five full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) between September and April.
The admission process does not penalize student who continue to study part-time after obtaining an undergraduate degree.
I am still in school but have only one year that meets the minimum GPA. Can I apply?
Yes. If you have one undergraduate year that meets the minimum GPA and you are currently enrolled in full-time studies that meet the appropriate course level and course load in the final year of your undergraduate degree, you are eligible to apply. If you were to receive an offer of admission, it would be conditional upon meeting the minimum GPA in your current year of study, with three of five full-course equivalents at or above the third-year academic level.
I have a disability. can my application be considered for accommodation.
- you were not aware that you had a disability, or
- you were not appropriately accommodated for a documented disability during your undergraduate and/or graduate studies.
Please visit the OMSAS website for detailed information about Eligibility and Supporting Documentation requirements .
Is there a preferred undergraduate program that will increase my chance of acceptance in the md program.
No. Students are selected from a wide range of disciplines such as arts and humanities, engineering, sciences, and social sciences. No preference is given to any specific program .
Can applicants take an additional undergraduate year after they have graduated to improve their academic standing?
Yes. Applicants who have earned a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university may continue in full-time undergraduate studies (a Special Year ) to improve their academic standing.
- Prior to the Special Year, applicants must already have one undergraduate year (September to April) that meets the minimum GPA, course load and course level requirements as previously outlined.
- Only the first Special Year will be considered for GPA. The Special Year may be the current year of application.
- A Special Year must contain five full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) taken between September and April.
- First-year courses, repeat/antirequisite courses, pass/fail courses, and second-year courses that do not require a first-year prerequisite are not acceptable in the Special Year.
Please visit the Admission Requirements webpage for complete details.
I completed my undergraduate degree outside of North America. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. To have the marks from an undergraduate degree obtained outside of Canada or the U.S. considered for our academic average requirement, you will need to submit an evaluation of your transcript by World Education Service (WES) when you apply.
Please refer to our How to Apply webpage for more details.
I plan to complete my undergraduate degree online. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. An online degree may be acceptable if it is equivalent to a 4-year undergraduate degree.
It must include two years with a course load of five full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) completed between September and April, with at least three full or equivalent courses (18 credit hours) at or above the published academic year level, to use for the academic average requirement. If it is not clear from your official transcript, additional documentation may be required confirming that all courses used for the academic average requirement were completed between September and April.
I completed my undergraduate degree in less than 4 years. Can I apply to the MD Program?
Yes. Applicants who complete the requirements of a four-year undergraduate degree (120 credit hours) in less than four years may apply to the MD Program without penalty. However, they will still be assessed on the GPA achieved in their two best years during which they have completed a full course load of five full or equivalent courses completed during the September to April academic year.
Course load and course level requirements will need to be considered carefully whenever a degree is completed in less than four years. For example, if an undergraduate degree is completed in two years, then both of those years would be used for GPA calculation and considered as Years 3 and 4.
I am working towards or recently completed a second undergraduate degree. Can I apply?
Yes. Applicants who embark on a second undergraduate degree are eligible to apply during the final year of their new degree program. The second degree must be equivalent to a four-year degree, even though it may take less than four years to complete. In this situation, GPA consideration will be based on the two best years of the second degree program.
Course load and course level requirements for the second degree are analogous to the requirements of the first degree. For example, if your second degree is completed in two years, those two years would be used for GPA purposes and would be considered to be Years 3 and 4.
Applicants who receive a conditional offer must complete all program requirements for the second degree by June 30.
I have a graduate degree. Are these grades eligible for GPA consideration?
No. Schulich Medicine does not consider graduate degrees for GPA; only undergraduate years are used.
Applicants enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application must complete ALL of their degree program requirements by the following deadlines:
- Thesis-based graduate degree program: June 30
- Course-based graduate degree program: August 15
Withdrawal from a graduate degree program in order to enroll in Schulich Medicine will not be acceptable. Also, we do not grant deferrals or deadline extensions for completion of a graduate degree.
For applicants enrolled in graduate degree programs at the time of application, please visit the Admission Requirements webpage for additional information.
Does having a graduate degree increase my chance of acceptance to the MD Program?
No. Schulich Medicine does not consider graduate courses for GPA; only undergraduate years are used. Applicants currently enrolled in a master's program are encouraged to explore the Schulich Medicine MD/PhD Program .
Are there prerequisite courses.
No. Students are selected from a wide range of disciplines such as arts and humanities, engineering, sciences, and social sciences. There are no prerequisite courses and no preference is given to any specific program.
What are the course level requirements?
Each of the two years used for GPA consideration must meet the following course level requirements:
- Year 1: three of five full course equivalents (18 of 30 credit hours) at or above the first-year level
- Year 2: three of five full course equivalents (18 of 30 credit hours) at or above the second-year level
- Year 3, 4 and additional undergraduate years: three of five full course equivalents (18 of 30 credit hours) at or above the third-year level.
Course level requirements apply only to the two years considered for academic average.
In addition, only one full or equivalent pass/fail course (6 credit hours) is permissible in each year considered for GPA.
Is each semester required to have five courses, with three at or above the published academic level, to be eligible for GPA consideration?
No. Course load and course level are based on the entire September to April academic year. Distribution of courses between the two semesters does not matter.
What is a full course load, full-year course, half-year course?
A full course load is 30 credit hours completed between September and April. This is typically five full-year or ten half-year courses. It does not matter how the courses are distributed between the two semesters.
A full-year course is a course that runs from September to April.
A half-year course is a course that runs from September to December or from January to April.
If an academic year is one credit short of the course load or level requirement, can that year still be considered?
No. All applicants must meet the same minimum admissions requirements. We cannot make exceptions.
Are online, pass/fail, repeat and spring/summer courses eligible for consideration?
Online courses Yes. Online courses must be taken as part of an undergraduate degree and may be considered as part of a full course load used for the GPA requirement, as long as they are completed during the September to April academic year.
If it is not clear from the official transcript, additional documentation may be required confirming that online courses were completed during the September to April academic year.
Pass/Fail courses Yes. Only one full or equivalent pass/fail course (6 credit hours) will be permissible in each of the two undergraduate years considered for academic average.
- The pass/fail course must be passed in order to count toward the course load.
- Discovery Credits (Western students) will be considered within, not in addition to, the one full course pass/fail allowance.
Repeat courses No. Schulich Medicine does not accept repeat or antirequisite courses. If a course is repeated, that course is not counted in the course load for that year, nor is it factored into the GPA calculation for that year. If an applicant takes five full or equivalent courses from September to April but one of them is a repeat course, that year will be considered to have less than a full course load and will not be considered for GPA.
Spring/Summer courses No. Courses taken during spring/summer sessions are not considered to be part of a full course load, and so cannot be included in the calculation used for GPA consideration.
I have a clinical placement that is graded pass/fail. It is part of my degree requirement. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. Schulich Medicine will consider individuals completing undergraduate programs that require clinical placements. However, for academic average consideration a program year cannot include more than one full or equivalent pass/fail course (6 credit hours).
Accelerated and compressed Nursing programs often have mandatory pass/fail courses and clinical placements which can make it difficult for applicants with a nursing degree to meet our GPA requirement. In such cases, we may be able to use one year from the first undergraduate degree, provided that year satisfies our admission requirements.
What is the minimum gpa needed.
Applicants must have achieved a GPA of at least 3.70 in each of two undergraduate academic years, where each year contains five full course equivalents (30 credit hours) completed during the September to April academic year, including at least three full course equivalents (18 credit hours) whose published academic level is at or above the year of study.
Please visit the Admission Statistics webpage for data on recently admitted students.
How is GPA calculated?
GPA is calculated on grades indicated on official transcripts. For transcripts that indicate both a percentage and an alpha grade, the percentage grade is used. Transcripts that indicate alpha grades only will have the grade converted to the mid-point of the percentage range using the OMSAS Conversion Scale .
GPA must be met in each of the two best undergraduate years which have five full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) completed during the September to April academic year, with at least three full or equivalent courses (18 credit hours) whose published academic level is at or above the year of study.
Regardless of your degree program requirements, any year that does not meet our course load and course level requirements cannot be considered for GPA.
Will my GPA be rounded up?
No. We do not round up GPA. For example, a GPA of 3.69 would not be rounded up to 3.70.
I'd like to use my Year 4 GPA. Do I need to take three of five courses at the fourth year level?
No. To use your Year 4 for GPA consideration, three of five full-course equivalents (18 of 30 credit hours) must be at or above the third-year published academic level.
I'd like to apply during my final undergraduate year. Can that year be eligible for GPA consideration?
Yes. If you have one year that meets our GPA, course load and course level requirements, and if you are still enrolled full-time in undergraduate studies, you would be eligible to apply.
If you were to receive an offer of admission, it would be conditional on meeting the minimum GPA in your current (final) year, which would also have to include three of five full or equivalent courses (18 of 30 credit hours) completed during the September to April academic year, that are at or above the third-year academic level.
How does Schulich Medicine consider the GPA of co-op students?
Schulich Medicine will consider the best two academic years consisting of the two terms which combine to complete one of the mandatory program years, e.g. Terms 2A/2B; Terms 3A/3B; Terms 4A/4B. We will not consider two terms belonging to different program years, e.g. Terms 2B/3A.
Each academic year must contain three of five full-course equivalents (18 of 30 credit hours) at or above the published academic level of the year of study.
Can applicants take an additional undergraduate year AFTER they have graduated, to improve their GPA?
To be eligible for GPA consideration, all of the following conditions must be met:
- Prior to the Special Year, an applicant must already have one undergraduate year (September to April) that meets our minimum GPA, course load and course level requirements.
- Only the first Special Year will be considered for GPA.
- The Special Year must contain five full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) completed during the September to April academic year.
I'd like to apply during my Special Year. Can that year be eligible for GPA consideration?
Yes. A Special Year may be completed during the year of application.
If you were to receive an offer of admission, the offer would be conditional on meeting the Special Year GPA, course load and course level requirements.
I have only one year in my conferred undergraduate degree that meets the minimum academic average requirement. Can I apply?
Applicants who have only one undergraduate year that meets the minimum GPA, course load and course level requirements may take a Special Year for consideration as their second best year.
Please refer to “Special Years, after graduating” on our Admissions Requirements webpage .
I am currently in a compressed nursing program. How will my GPA be calculated, as one of my years is primarily clinical placements with pass/fail designation only?
2019-2020 academic year affected by covid-19, can 2019-2020 be used for gpa consideration.
If the 2019-2020 academic year is one of your two best years for GPA consideration, you must have completed five full or equivalent courses (minimum 30 credit hours) during the September and April academic year, of which three full or equivalent courses (18 credit hours) are at or above the year of study.
GPA will be calculated on grades from the Fall 2019 semester only.
Within the fall semester, only one full or equivalent pass/fail course (2 half courses, 6 credit hours) will be permissible.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
What is the medical college admission test (mcat).
The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
The AAMC offers multiple sittings per year at hundreds of test sites throughout Canada and the United States.
For additional information, please visit the Admission Requirements webpage .
How does Schulich Medicine consider the MCAT scores?
For MCAT scores to be eligible for admission consideration, the MCAT must be written no more than five years prior to the application deadline. We will not consider scores from a test written after the application deadline.
If written more than once, scores from the most recent MCAT will be used.
If applicants do not meet the required minimums in each section as set by the Medicine Admissions Committee, their application will not be considered. All sections of the MCAT may be considered.
MCAT minimums are re-set annually, depending on the competitiveness of the applicant pool.
I met the MCAT minimums in all but one section. Can I still apply?
Since MCAT minimums are re-set annually based on the competitiveness of the applicant pool, the MCAT minimums in a future application cycle may differ from those in the current or previous application cycles.
It is important to recognize that MCAT minimums may not fluctuate greatly year-to-year. It is unusual for MCAT scores below the 50th percentile (i.e. below 125) in any section to be competitive.
Schulich Medicine takes into account each section of the MCAT independently for admission. Applicants must meet the minimum score in each section in order for their application to be considered further.
Applicants through the Access , Southwestern Ontario and Military Medical Training Program pathways may be granted flexibility with their minimum MCAT scores.
I plan to write the MCAT in August/September. Can I still apply?
Yes, as long as the MCAT is written prior to the October 1 application deadline and the scores have been released to OMSAS.
OMSAS requires that your MCAT scores are received by the deadline indicated on the OMSAS Important Dates webpage . It will take at least two business days for OMSAS to receive your scores after they are released. Scores will not be accepted after this date.
What support is available to help me prepare or pay for my MCAT?
Canadian Student Fee Assistance The AAMC is committed to providing support to Canadian students who would be unable to take the MCAT without financial assistance. To do this, the AAMC and the AFMC have a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees. Canadian applicants who qualify for fee assistance will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates. For details, visit the AFMC website .
MCAT Exam Preparation Materials Free sample content from all sections of the MCAT has been created by the Khan Academy with support and funding by the AAMC and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation . The Khan Academy MCAT Collection includes over 1,000 videos and 3,000 review questions. For details, visit the Khan Academy website .
I appealed my MCAT results. My scores are being revised.
Applicants must request the AAMC to submit results of the revised MCAT directly to OMSAS. Once Schulich Medicine receives the revised scores from OMSAS, they will be used to assess an application.
Who should apply through the Access Pathway?
The Access Pathway was introduced to encourage and support applicants who are under-represented within medicine. In particular, these applicants may have been potentially adversely impacted by circumstances that created a disadvantage due to financial , medical , and/or socio-cultural barriers .
Please visit the Access Pathway webpage for further information.
If more than one barrier applies to me, which should I choose?
Applicants must use their own judgement in determining whether their situation meets the criteria for an Access Pathway barrier, as well as to determine which information and documentation to submit to best support their barrier.
Do you have a Black Student Application Pathway?
The Access Pathway was created to nurture a welcoming and inclusive environment for all applicants who are under-represented within medicine, including Black applicants. Black Canadian applicants are encouraged to apply through the Access Pathway, which deliberately takes steps to address the unique experience of Black applicants to the MD Program.
I am an applicant with a disability. How will my application be assessed?
Individuals with a medical barrier(s) are encouraged to apply if they have the Essential Skills and Abilities Required for the Study of Medicine (as per the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine).
Please visit the Access Pathway webpage for further information.
If my application is not accepted through the Access Pathway, can I still be considered?
If your application is not accepted through the Access Pathway but you met all general stream academic and non-academic admission requirements, your application would still be eligible for consideration.
What supports does Schulich Medicine have for Indigenous students?
Schulich Medicine is committed to making a difference in the health of First Nations, Métis and Inuit People in Canada. Indigenous students enrolled in the MD Program have access to dedicated and culturally-responsive spaces, financial aid, and programs and services to foster and support Indigenous student culture.
Please visit the Indigenous Student Resources webpage for additional information.
I self-identify as Indigenous but I may not apply through the Indigenous Pathway. Will my application still be considered?
If you meet all the general stream academic and non-academic requirements, your application would still be eligible for consideration.
Applying through the Indigenous Pathway provides applicants with the opportunity to have their application reviewed by Indigenous peoples. Indigenous applicants who are invited for an interview will be welcomed by traditional Elders to provide cultural and social support, and will have opportunity to meet Indigenous students and faculty members.
Military Medical Training Program (MMTP) Pathway
If my application is not approved for funding by the caf, can i still be considered.
If the CAF review of your application results in you not being selected for funding, your application may still be eligible for consideration if you met all of the general stream academic and non-academic admission requirements.
If you were subsequently accepted into a general admissions seat, you would be responsible to fund your own tuition.
How does Schulich Medicine determine who is from Southwestern Ontario?
The Schulich Medicine Admissions Committee defines Southwestern Ontario as consisting of the counties which correspond to the Schulich Medicine Distributed Education community partner locations: Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Oxford, Elgin, Middlesex, Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Essex.
Applicants who attended all four years and graduated from high school within these counties would be considered Southwestern Ontario applicants.
If invited for an interview, Southwestern Ontario applicants must submit an original high school transcript when registering for their interview.
Westesrn Autobiographical Sketch (Western ABS)
What is the western abs.
The Western ABS invites applicants to tell their story and share what makes them unique, by linking a few of the activities from the OMSAS Autobiographical Sketch.
Schulich Medicine is interested in how an applicant's life experiences such as employment, volunteering, research, extracurricular activities, or general experiences, connect with the School’s core values of:
- Teamwork and Leadership
- Respect for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Social Accountability and Social Responsibility
- Self-directed Learning, Problem-solving and Critical Inquiry
Where can I find the Western ABS?
The Western ABS is part of the online OMSAS application, within the School Submissions section.
Do you require verifier phone numbers or are email addresses sufficient?
Both. A current email address, and a phone number where they can be reached, must be provided for each Verifier.
What activities are you looking for in the Western ABS?
We are not looking for specific activities or experiences, nor do we require research or publications. It is best to choose activities that provide insight into who you are and what you value.
For example, Social Accountability and Social Responsibility does not need to refer to formal volunteer positions. You may choose to highlight where you helped someone, or advocated for a person or a cause.
All experiences will be evaluated holistically.
Besides GPA and MCAT, what else is important for acceptance in the MD Program?
We care about the life experiences, values, and attributes that make you a unique individual. We are interested in mature, well-rounded future doctors. Feel free to tell us about your academic and non-academic experiences that have contributed to shaping you as an individual.
Interviews & Offers
How does schulich medicine decide who to invite for an interview.
In order to have a fair selection process balancing both academic and non-academic attributes, applicants are evaluated on a composite of information including GPA and MCAT minimums, Abbreviated Autobiographical Sketch, and Confidential Assessment Forms.
To be eligible for an interview, applicants are evaluated according to the following criteria:
Academic Evaluation GPA and MCAT minimums are based on the quality of the applicant pool and may vary from year to year. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview.
Non-Academic Evaluation Only academically competitive applications proceed to non-academic assessment, consisting of review of the Abbreviated Autobiographical Sketch and Confidential Assessment Forms.
For complete information about academic and non-academic assessment, visit the Admission Requirements webpage .
What does the interview process involve?
Each spring, Schulich Medicine invites the top ranked candidates for an interview. Interview invitations and declines are sent by email from the Admissions Office in late January or early February. Interviews are held in March.
Interviews are 45 minutes in duration, standardized with structured questions, and conducted by a three-person panel consisting of a physician, a senior medical student and a community member.
Schulich Medicine interviews approximately 450 applicants for up to 171 seats in the MD Program. Please visit the Interviews webpage for more details.
How are applicants ranked to receive an offer of admission?
Applicants are considered for an offer of admissions based on performance in both their academic and non-academic achievements to allow for a holistic process. The components of that assessment include GPA, MCAT score, Abbreviated Autobiographical Sketch, reference letters/verification, and an interview.
How does the wait list work?
Applicants who are not offered direct admission may be placed on a wait list. General information regarding a candidate's waitlist position (high, normal or low) is communicated to candidates in May of the application cycle. Schulich Medicine does not provide specific candidate ranking.
How long does the wait list remain open?
The wait list will remain active until the first day of the MD Program when the entire class of up to 171 students has been determined.
What if I will be unreachable for a period of time while the wait list is active?
Applicants who, for any reason, may not be reachable during the active wait list period may designate an Authorized Contact to receive information and/or to speak on their behalf.
Applicants on the wait list will be provided with detailed information about how to designate an Authorized Contact. For information about Release of Information, click here .
I did not receive an invitation for an interview. Can I ask for feedback?
If after reviewing our Admission Requirements , you believe an error was made on an academic parameter, please contact us as soon as possible. We will be happy to ensure that no errors have been made when evaluating your file.
If you met the academic requirements but did not receive an invitation for an interview, it is likely due to your non-academic assessment not being competitive enough compared to the applicant pool this year.
Since we receive a large number of applications ever year, we regret that we are unable to provide individualized feedback regarding non-academic assessments.
Combined & Graduate Degree Programs
Does schulich medicine offer any combined degree programs.
- Three seats are set aside each year for applicants to the MD/PhD program. For details, please visit the MD/PhD program website .
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/MD/MSc Program
- One seat is set aside each year for an applicant to the OMFS/MD/MSc program. For details, please visit the OMFS program website .
- After being admitted into the MD Program, students with interests in a wide range of topics may pursue interdisciplinary, experiential learning environments including thesis-based, course-based, concurrent and international graduate degree training options, as well as diploma and certificate programs. For details, please visit the MD+ website .
Does schulich medicine accept transfer students.
Transfer consideration into Year Three (Clerkship) of the MD Program is restricted to citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are currently enrolled in a Canadian medical school.
A competition will be held only if a vacancy exists due to attrition. For detailed information, please refer to the Statement on Transfer of Student for Program Studies in UME .
Does the admissions office provide academic counselling.
No. The Admissions Office can only provide information about our admission requirements. We suggest students reach out to academic counselling at their school.
How many applications are normally received by Schulich Medicine?
Schulich Medicine receives over 2,500 applications each year. Up to 450 applicants are invited to attend an interview, and up to 171 are accepted into the MD Program.
What are tuition costs?
Current and historic fee schedules can be found on the Office of the Registrar website .
What financial aid is available?
Ontario Medical School Application Fee Waiver Program If applying to medical school may be a significant financial burden, consider applying to the Ontario Medical School Application Fee Waiver Program and save approximately $600. This program subsidizes the costs for up to three Ontario medical schools for the 2022-2023 application cycle ($100 - $130 each) and the $220 Ontario Medical School Application Service processing fee.
Applications open on June 28, 2022 (at midnight) and close on August 23, 2022 (11:59 PM). To assess your eligibility and apply, click here .
If you have questions, email the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada at [email protected] . For resources to support your application process, contact Price of a Dream (email: [email protected] ; Instagram: @priceofadream_md ).
Awards, Scholarships & Busaries The Western Financial Aid Office is there to help students meet their educational goals. For detailed information, please visit the Office of Registrar website .
Can I tour the campus?
Please visit the Welcome to Western webpage for ways to explore the campus.
What if I don't receive an all clear status on my police check?
In the rare instance that an applicant does not receive all clear status, the Executive of the Medicine Admissions Committee may request a meeting with the applicant. The Committee's decision will be final.
If an applicant has ever been convicted of a criminal offence for which they have not received a pardon, the applicant is strongly advised to consult with their provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons, as medical graduates with criminal records may not be eligible to receive licensure to practice medicine.
What are the admissions statistics for the previous incoming Classes?
Please visit the Admission Statistics webpage.
Who do i contact with questions or for additional information.
Medicine Admissions Coordinator [email protected]
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Writing Studies Courses
2203F/G - From Headline to Deadline: Writing for Publication
Develop skills in the preparation, writing, copy-editing, and formatting of publication at every level of writing.
2222G - Food Writing
Practice food writing while developing specific research methods to understand food systems.
2292G - AI to the Future: Exploring New Horizons in Writing with ChatGPT
Explore the ethical use of AI tools for writing and discover the benefits and limitations of AI through the entire writing process via hands-on activities using ChatGPT.
2520A - Write Now! Writers on Writing
Experience the unique opportunity to learn from a wide variety of writers about the craft of writing and the creative life while improving your own writing.
2530B - TV or Not TV: Writing for the Television Industry
Learn how to write and pitch creative projects reflecting today’s dominant television broadcast models by exploring a variety of formats and genres, this course will also help prepare students for professional careers in writing and production in the television industry in both Canada and the United States.
3221F - Crime Scene to Courtroom: Forensic Writing
From true crime exposés to writing search warrants, learn to investigate and document incidents likely to result in criminal prosecution, litigation, or inquiry.
3401F - You're A Strange Animal: Writing Nature, Writing The Self
Campus will be your classroom as you write about nature in nature and learn to think about how it may be captured – and released - through literature.
3402G - Hitting the Right Notes: Song Lyric Writing
Learn essential lyric writing tools while studying master songwriters and workshopping your own lyrics.
3900F - Fantasy Writing
Work on various aspects of a full-length fantasy novel, focusing on aspects of world-building, the use and transformation of common fantasy motifs, various ways to structure the narrative and tell the story, and how to devise the most affective and climactic scenes.
Web Registration : If you have a question or concern about registration (Writing course selection, Writing module/program requirements, and related matters), please first read the course descriptions and module/program descriptions (and linked ‘Worksheets’) as applicable. To view calendar descriptions and recent course outlines for 2022-23 courses follow the links below . If your questions are not answered by the information in those documents, or if you wish to apply for Special Permission to take a Writing Studies course , please feel free to contact the Undergraduate Program Director/Writing Studies, Dr. Jamie Johnston, directly by email at [email protected] . *Students registered in FIMS please note : If you have at least 65% in each of MIT 1020E (or both of MIT 1021F/G and MIT 1022F/G) and MIT 1025F/G (total 1.5) you now have the prerequisite for most senior Writing courses.
See Western Academic Timetable for course delivery details.
Fall/winter 2023-24 courses (subject to change), 1000-level introductory writing courses, 2000 and 2100-level introductory writing courses, 2200-level advanced writing courses, 3200-level advanced writing courses, 4000-level advanced writing courses, spring/summer 2023 courses (subject to change) , distance studies (may 8-june 16).
2101F - Introduction to Expository Writing An introduction to the basic principles and techniques of good writing. The course will emphasize practical work and the development of writing skills for a variety of subjects and disciplines.
2130F - Building Better (Communication) Bridges: Rhetoric & Professional Communication for Engineers This course introduces students to rhetorical principles and the practices of written, oral, and visual communication in professional engineering contexts. Students will learn strategies for drafting and designing technical and academic documents and for approaching the editing and revision of those documents.
"Writing 2130F/G is one of the most important courses in Western’s curriculum that any aspiring engineer will take. In all types of engineering, the successful outcome of a project is directly related to how effectively every team member communicates with each other and with the project stakeholders. As a professional in your chosen field, you will be solicited for advice and direction by clients, colleagues, superiors, and the public. Key skills developed in the course include knowing your audience and guiding the reader through the document. Speaking from experience, I have found that taking the time to incorporate key communication concepts is crucial to having your work approved by superiors and authorities in a more timely manner." -- Markus Eichenbaum, Development Engineering Technologist, City of Mississauga, MESc (2020), Civil & Environmental Engineering
Distance Studies (May 8-July 28)
2111F - Writing in the World: Introduction to Professional Writing This course will introduce students to various genres of workplace writing such as letters, memos, and reports. Topics include: employment communications (application letters and resumes); business writing style; positive, negative, and persuasive messages; cross-cultural communication; oral communication.
2202F - Winning Your Argument: Rhetorical Strategy in a Visual Age An intensive and practical study of exposition in discursive prose, this course reviews the foundations of grammar, introduces students to the rhetoric of presentation and persuasion, and considers diverse types of prose across multiple disciplines, focusing an analysis of visual rhetoric and argumentation, including websites, advertisements, and other visual media.
4998F - Re-visioning Self: Creating Your Professional Portfolio In this half-course students will write new documents and revise documents written in previous Writing classes to include in a portfolio of their work. The portfolio will be both online and printed. Class time will be devoted to a combination of lecture and writing workshop.
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The College of Nursing uses a holistic admission process that identifies students who are the best fit for the Traditional BSN Program. Please follow the directions carefully to complete all steps of the application process.
Step 1 – Apply to the University
- Current UW Oshkosh students may skip to Step 2.
- A UW Oshkosh NetID will be issued to students upon admission to the University. A valid NetID is required before applying to the College of Nursing.
- Click here to apply to UW Oshkosh
Step 2 – Nursing Prerequisite Courses
The following courses must be included on the GPA calculation form when applying to the College of Nursing.
Science (minimum 4 out of 6 courses must be completed) All science courses must include lecture and laboratory. If more than four science courses have been completed, GPA will be calculated using the four highest grades.
- Biological Concepts – Bio 105 or 230
- Anatomy Bio – 211
- Physiology Bio – 212
- Microbial Survey – Bio 233 or 309
- Chemistry – Chem 101 or 105
- Biochemistry – Chem 102 or 106
College English I
- WBIS 188 or ENG 101, 110, 202, 300, 310 or 312
Growth and Development
- Nursing 200, Psych 391 or Ed Foundation 377
- Psych 101, 102, 104 or 110
General Education (6 credits)
- Courses may be in any University Studies Program or General Education area HU, ES, SS, NW, PE, MA, GE, NS, EN, XX, XK, XM, XC, XS, XL or any nursing elective
- General education fulfillments can not include other prerequisite courses listed above
These courses must be completed before starting in the nursing major unless an appeal and/or waiver has been provided and approved.
- Nursing 215 – Health Practices with Diverse Populations
- Nursing 105 – Introduction to Professional Nursing (must be completed at UW Oshkosh)
- Comm 111 – Speech Communication
- Remaining two science prerequisite courses (listed above)
- Students cannot repeat more than two of the nursing prerequisite courses.
- Only one of those repeats is permitted among required science courses.
- Students cannot repeat any required course more than once. This includes retaking a course to raise GPA.
- Students exceeding these limits are not eligible to apply to the College of Nursing.
Step 3 – Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The TEAS is a standardized nursing admission test designed to assess a student’s preparedness for health and science majors.
- Completed TEAS results must be submitted with College of Nursing application. If a student has not yet taken the TEAS, then examination date and verification of registration must be supplied.
- Study guides and practice exams are available at the Polk Library circulation desk on reserve. They may also be purchased through University Books & More or the ATI website .
- Passing scores are based on the current national average. Individual subject scores are taken into consideration as well as the overall score.
- Registration fee must be paid out-of-pocket through the ATI website .
- The TEAS exam is available through UW Oshkosh (preferred) or a PSI remote testing center (if the student lives in a distant location).
- UW Oshkosh offers multiple test dates throughout the year. There is no limit to the number of times an applicant may take the exam. See the registration link below for specific testing dates and times.
Register for the TEAS here
- Select “Register for TEAS”
- Select “Wisconsin”
- Select “Oshkosh”
- Select desired test date
- If Oshkosh does not appear, this means dates are not yet posted for the upcoming application cycle
Step 4 – Apply to the College of Nursing
Part a | applicant contact information .
- Check for accuracy before submitting. All fields are to be completed or marked N/A if they do not apply. Once submitted, the form cannot be retrieved.
Please complete all sections of the application form and submit by the application deadline. Deadline for spring semester: Aug. 30 Deadline for fall semester: Jan. 30
- Review the standard and year-round program options to determine which option you would like to apply for.
Prepare all required document before starting the form. All fields are to be completed or marked “none” or “N/A” if they do not apply. Once submitted, the form cannot be retrieved.
Access the application form here: Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Application
- TEAS Score – Upload test results or proof of test date. The adjusted individual total score must be at or above the national mean (65.6%)
- GPA Calculation Instructions
- Unofficial Transcript – highlight courses used in the Nursing GPA
- UW Oshkosh Student Disclosure Form *Only for students enrolled at the Oshkosh, Fond du Lac or Fox Cities campus of UW Oshkosh.
- Background Information Disclosure Form
- Transfer Student Disclosure Form * Only for students outside the Oshkosh, Fond du Lac or Fox Cities campuses of UW Oshkosh.
- CNA Certification
- Follow these guidelines for all essays
- One page limit for each item (A – D)
- Double space with one inch margins
- Use 12pt. Times New Roman
- Include your full name and essay title on top of each page
A. Personal Statement The vision of the College of Nursing is to develop caring and scholarly nurse leaders who positively impact contemporary and future health care. With this in mind, why do you want to be a professional nurse and what gifts/talents will you bring to the profession?
B. Activities Reflecting a Service Orientation [volunteer work] Describe the impact that your volunteer work (family, campus, community, or country) had on your life. If you are/were a collegiate athlete or military experience include it here. If you were involved in a service trip, include it here.
C. Experience with Diversity Describe the impact that your experience working with diverse groups or individuals had on your life. Diverse people may include race/ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, economic disparity and generational factors, veteran’s status, or non-traditional students with diverse life experience.
D. Diversity and Overcoming Challenges Please give an example of a personal experience with overcoming a challenge or barrier.
Optional Documents (If Applicable)
- Appeal ~ upload approved appeal response letter
- Please tell us anything else you think we need to know about you and consider in the admission process. If you have any positive findings on your background check, criminal record, policy violations, or conduct cases from Oshkosh, other cities or municipalities, or University Police, Dean of Student’s Office, Residence Life, etc. please add an explanation for the Academic Standing Committee. This will, along with the rest of the application, remain confidential.
Step 5 – Criminal Background Check
- Deadline to complete Background Check is one week from date application was submitted.
- After the application form has been submitted, purchase the tracker: UC29_Background Check
- Criminal background check fees are considered an out-of-pocket expense to be paid by student.
- Results of criminal and campus background checks comply with standards required for clinical placement.
Step 6 – Admission Interview
Eligible students will receive an email to register for an interview.
Students admitted into the College of Nursing will incur additional costs above and beyond tuition, room/board, and books, including equipment, assessment, CPR/Health expenses, lab fees, clinical fees, technology fees, transportation to clinical, computers, and others. First semester (Sophomore II) costs are approximately $5,800 and subsequent semesters vary from $500 – $2,000 per semester and are subject to change. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA annually in addition to applying for scholarships and grants. Contact your Financial Aid Counselor with questions .
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❗️Nursing Applicants: Your English language requirements are different. Find your requirements on the Nursing website .
What is Proof of English Proficiency?
When you become a Western student, we want you to be successful. Part of that means making sure your English skills are strong enough so you can understand and enjoy your courses at Western.
If English is not your first language, you must provide proof of your proficiency in listening, speaking, writing and reading English. Typically, this is done through an official test or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program .
We reserve the right to ask anybody to provide proof of English language proficiency. If we need it from you, it will be on your To Do List on Student Center after you apply. Some students may be able to request an exemption or waiver .
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Acceptable Proof of English Language Proficiency
For fall 2024 admission, you must write one of these acceptable tests before March 2024 . We will not accept scores for tests written before January 1, 2022.
When you take your test, make sure the first name, surname and date of birth you provide are the same as on your OUAC application. We can't match your test scores to your application if this information is different.
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Academic
IELTS Academic at the International English Language Testing Service
- Take the IELTS Academic Test at a test centre or via IELTS Online
Score for Admission
How to send.
We only accept scores sent electronically by the IELTS Test Centre.
- IELTS Results Service Account name: Western University, Undergraduate Admission
- IELTS Results Service Account address: 1151 Richmond Street London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8
- An institutional code is not required.
We will not accept paper Test Report Forms.
After your test has been sent to us, it can take a minimum of two weeks for us to update your Proof of English language proficiency request to “Received” on your Student Center.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL iBT at the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
- Take the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) at a test centre or via Home Edition
We only accept scores sent electronically by the Educational Testing Services (ETS).
- Western's Institution Code for TOEFL is 0984
- Choose “University of Western Ontario - Undergraduate Organization”
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
Pearson Test of English Academic
After writing your test, send your score to us electronically through your PTE account.
Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency
C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency tests at Cambridge English
- A minimum overall score of 176
- A minimum of 169 in each section
After writing your test, send your score to us electronically using the Candidate Results Service.
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
Ask to send your CAEL score to us when you book your test.
Duolingo English Test
After writing your test, send your score to us through your Duolingo account.
Can I get an exemption or waiver?
Maybe! One of these statements must be true for you:
- I attended four years of secondary school in English on a full-time basis
- I attended two years of an Ontario college in English on a full-time basis
- I attended one year of university in English on a full-time basis
And all of the following must also be true:
- My classes were taught in English
- I took academic courses
- I did not take English as a second language course(s)
- I am currently taking or took grade 12 English (if your high school is in Canada)
Note: These exemption conditions don’t apply to Nursing programs.
If you meet the exemption criteria...
Follow the instructions below depending on your applicant type.
Submitting a waiver request does not guarantee that we will approve it.
If we approve your exemption, we'll update your proof of English language proficiency to “Exempted” on your Student Center.
Ontario High School ELP Waiver Request
Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "English Proficiency Waiver Request." Include:
- Your OUAC reference number or Western Student Number
- Your years and experience in English studies
- A brief summary of why you feel you should receive a waiver
If we find that you could be a good candidate for an exemption, we will add a new item on your Student Center To Do List within a week or so. Your To Do List item will include a form for you to download and fill out. You'll have to upload the completed form along with the following documentation:
- Your name as it appears on your OUAC application
- Your OUAC reference number
- The language of instruction at your school
- Years of attendance at an English medium institution
- Your full academic transcript
- Your current ENG4U teacher, or
- Your former ENG3U teacher, or
- Your English teacher for your final year of high school, if you are outside Ontario
ELP Waiver Request for all other applicants
Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "English Proficiency Waiver Request." Include your OUAC reference number or Western Student Number.
Attach a letter from your school on letterheaded paper, signed by your school principal or counsellor, including:
Make sure you have submitted your grades as requested in your Student Center To Do List .
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1) English Boost Program
If you apply to Western and your English language proficiency test scores are close but don't quite meet our requirements, we could offer you a spot in the English Boost Program .
We only offer this if you meet all other admission requirements. You are automatically considered, there is no extra application.
Boost is a nine-week program you will complete in the summer before you start at Western. You’ll develop reading, writing and listening skills to help you succeed academically. You will also gain cultural knowledge to get to know Western.
2) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Programs
Apply to these EAP programs. If you successfully complete the program, you meet the English proficiency requirements for admission.
You can apply for conditional pre-admission before you enroll! Conditional pre-admission lets you know you have a spot at Western while you complete your EAP studies. Contact your EAP provider for more details.
Academic English Program at Western English Language Centre
- Requirement: High Advanced Level
English for Academic Purposes Program at Fanshawe College
- Requirement: “A” in Level 10
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In the end, it’ll be worth it.
All campuses ask the following question of freshmen and transfer applicants:
All Campuses This part is all about you. Tell us about something you’ve done — academically or personally — and what you’ve learned from it. Was it a success or a challenge? Did it represent a turning point in your life? How did this particular moment in your life influence you, and how will it continue to influence you as you pursue your college education?
If you apply to UW-La Crosse or UW-Madison, you’ll need to answer a second question, as well:
UW-Madison Tell us why you would like to attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition, please include why you are interested in studying the major(s) you have selected. If you selected undecided, please describe your areas of possible academic interest.
UW-La Crosse Please respond to ONE of the following: (1) How will your life experiences or commitments enrich the UW-La Crosse campus community? OR (2) Tell us why you are interested in attending UW-La Crosse and what aspects of the campus are especially important to you.
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